I want the Truth. No racist academia, no dismissive anthropology, no agenda’d “research,” no bullshit sources, no magical “thinking.” I’d love it were it to turn out that horses had indeed survived in N America, but I love Truth even more than horses.
During just the course of my lifetime, the time frame of the accepted earliest evidence of N American human habitation has repeatedly been pushed back.
gogol said the currently accepted time is 12,000 years ago.
This is from wikipedja, re: Old Crow Flats in the Yukon:
… The archaeological sites in the area demonstrate some of the earliest human habitation in North America. More than 20,000 fossils have been collected in the area, including some never before reported in North America.
Many northern Yukon rivers, including Old Crow River and Porcupine River, changed course relatively recently, and cut through the fossil-bearing deposits. As a result, millions of fossils were eroded from the bluffs and redeposited in new riverbanks.
Many animals are represented in fossils uncovered in Old Crow Flats, including mammoths, mastodons, giant beavers, ground sloths, camels, horses, giant bison, short-faced bears, American lions, and short-faced skunks, among others. Mammoth bones radiocarbon dated between 25,000 and 40,000 years old display signs of human tool production and butchery.
There are also the Fossilized Footprints - White Sands National Park (U.S. National Park Service) in New Mexico, known since the 1930s, and Sept 2019’s V interesting dating breakthrough.
… The latest research shows that humans have been living in North America and Tularosa Basin for at least 23,000 years. It was previously thought that humans arrived in North America closer to 13,500 – 16,000 years ago.
Research was conducted to see what could be found below the surface by digging a trench in the gypsum soil on the park’s western playa. Human footprints were found within different layers of sediment below the surface of the dig site. Above and below these footprints were ancient grass seeds (Ruppia cirrhosa) which were analyzed using radiocarbon dating. It was revealed that the calibrated dates were of 22,860 (∓320) and 21,130 (∓250) years ago. …
More re: the footprints: Stunning footprints push back human arrival in Americas by thousands of years - National Geographic